WKU travels to No. 24 and unbeaten Marshall on Friday for their regular season finale from Joan C. Edwards Stadium in Huntington, W.V.
George Fant scored eight of his 17 points in the last 7 minutes and T.J. Price was a cool 4 of 4 at the foul line in the final 15 seconds as Western Kentucky fought off a St. Joseph's rally 62-59 Thursday night at the NIT Season Tip-Off at Madison Square Garden.
Sporting a 30-5 overall record and claiming the Conference USA Tournament Championship last weekend, the WKU volleyball team moved into the top 25 in the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) national poll, holding at No. 24 as released by the organization.
WKU returns to the floor on Friday looking to build off their early season success as the Lady Toppers travel to Hempstead, New York for the Hofstra Thanksgiving Tournament.
WKU Football capped its preparation for Friday's showdown at No. 24 Marshall on Wednesday morning with a practice full of loose energy at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium.